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Beautiful, Spacious Retreat: Walk to wine tastings, parks, restaurants, & more!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, updated kitchen + large family dining and living room.

We invite you to enjoy our family's home and make it your own for a wonderful Sonoma wine country getaway.

Located in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country, Glen Ellen is a charming town with two magical parks, incredible restaurants, and only minutes from many world-class wineries.

Our home, lovingly called The Williams Retreat, is the perfect place for you to experience everything that California wine country has to offer.

Our home is only a 5 minute walk to the Glen Ellen Market where you can stock up on everything you'll need for a winery picnic or a meal cooked in our newly renovated kitchen. Also in walking distance are many top, five-star, local restaurants. We're only a 15 minute drive to downtown Sonoma and 30 minutes to downtown Napa. Less than an hour to San Francisco and the Sonoma Coast.

Our gorgeous and light-filled two-story home sleeps 8 people comfortably in four bedrooms -- 1 king bed, 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds.

The living room has a vaulted ceiling and is a great place for everyone to relax after long days of exploring the region or to enjoy a movie on our 50' HDTV.

Our recently renovated kitchen is open, spacious and fully stocked! It's perfect for every meal which you can enjoy in our large dining room, our outdoor picnic table or even at the kitchen bar!

We have a propane BBQ on our brand new deck with a table ready for your picnic and a lounge area for you to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening!

Start your day with a cup of coffee or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day on the front porch on our comfortable redwood chairs.

More Details

Angelo and Julie Santiago
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Angelo and Julie Santiago

Julie and Angelo are recent newlyweds that have lived in the SF Bay Area for more than 7 years. Very early on they fell in love with Glen Ellen and knew that they wanted to own a little piece of that paradise. After a lot of hard work and lots of planing, their dream became a reality.

Angelo works as a Firefighter in the Bay Area and Julie is a Personal Life Coach for women aspiring to attain happiness in all aspects of their life.

Both are transplants to the area -- Julie born and raised in Louisiana and Angelo born in Brazil and grew up in Maryland. Their paths first crossed at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and later in San Francisco.

Angelo and Julie Santiago purchased this house in 2014

Why Angelo and Julie Santiago chose Sonoma County

We love Glen Ellen. Its the perfect place for us and we think it will be for you too. Its a quiet, little town but close to everything you need. You can enjoy the outdoors at Jack London State Park, taste wines at some of the best wineries in the region, eat at some of the best restaurants in the country and drive to San Francisco as a day trip.

We bought this home because we want to share it with our friends -- and YOU!!!


Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat


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Beautiful, Spacious Retreat: Walk to wine tastings, parks, restaurants, & more!
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Fantastic Retreat in beautiful Glen Ellen

  • 5 of 5

We 4 couples all loved our stay at the Williams Retreat. The house is everything it says on VRBO and even more beautiful and comfortable than we expected. The owners are very quick about getting back to you with answers to even the smallest question. The house has everything you'd need for a great stay. The town of Glen Ellen is small but has a fabulous gourmet market and a nice breakfast spot. Very close to Jack London's home and Museum and close also to a gorgeous wilderness walking/hiking region. About a 15-minute ride into downtown Sonoma, with Uber and taxi services available. Lots of local wineries are within a 20-minute drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at your home. It was beautiful, comfortable, and clean. Everything you needed was there. The location was perfect! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in central Glen Ellen

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 girls really enjoyed the house. Good bed linens, plenty of space to just hang out. Under a 10 minute walk to good restaurants and tasting rooms. We did a day worth of wineries, and there were some very good Sonoma choices within a 20 minute drive (way more options than you could ever visit in a weekend). I would stay again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic experience, wonderful house, and attentive owners.

  • 5 of 5

Our group if 7 women enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor space. The beds were comfortable. The owners were very attentive when responding to emails. Great food within walking distance, especially the deli/grocery store just down the street. We visited nearby wineries the 1st day and were not disappointed. Overall, a wonderful home and location.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Glen Ellen

  • 5 of 5

The William's Retreat in Glen Ellen was perfect for my reunion with friends. The space was perfect for our two families of 4. It was super clean and well appointed with all of the kitchen things and linens you would ever need. Great, quiet location, with a wonderful market within walking distance. Owners were wonderful and responsive. I would most definitely recommend this to friends and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Getaway Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property in Glen Ellen! The house was charming, immaculately clean, roomy and extremely well stocked. Cooking and eating at the house was a delight. The perfect getaway for 4 couples celebrating my husband's birthday. The location was ideal for our wine tasting adventure, and we all thoroughly enjoyed an outstanding dinner at the Glen Ellen Star. Just a perfect weekend! Thank you Julie and Angelo for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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